Award season is here, and I am so excited to be part of showing some mad love to brands and people we love in the beauty world. The Perfect365 team created a survey for our app users to take which allowed them to vote for their favorites–from beauty products, brands, and even influencers. Over 2300 Perfect365 app users took the survey, and we are loving the results!
Congrats to all of the amazing brands and influencers we’ve worked with this past year–you deserve all of the praises! Without further adieu, I present our winners of the Best Beauty of 2017!
Watch our Facebook Live stream recording of the Perfect365 Beauty Award Winners below:
BEST BEAUTY PRODUCTS
Runner-up: BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector
Perfect365 Beauty Editor’s Pick: MAC Soft and Gentle
2017 was another strong year that brought out crazy competition between brands to release the best highlighters on the planet. We tried many, and there wasn’t enough time in the world to try them all. I got my hands on MAC Soft and Gentle a few years back, and I will have to admit that it is still a favorite on my list.
Winner: Benefit Cosmetics Hoola
Runner-up: Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer
Perfect365 Beauty Editor’s Pick: NARS Bronzing Powder
Benefit Cosmetics is famous for their boxed blushes, and Hoola, one of their boxed products, won among our users. The NARS Bronzing Powder in Laguna has always been a staple in my kit and is still one that I reach for when I want an all over bronzed look.
Best Skincare Brand
Perfect365 Beauty Editor’s Pick: Dr. Dennis Gross
Clinique offers something for everyone in their skincare line, which makes it no surprise that this was the top pick. During one of my recent shopping trips to Space NK in San Francisco, I picked up several products from Dr. Dennis Gross that I have been using daily–the Alpha Beta Glow Pads (I use Extra Strength for oily skin) are a must-have for complete exfoliation.
Best Contouring Product
Runner-up: Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Kit
Perfect365 Beauty Editor’s Pick: KKW Powder Contour Kit
2017 was another huge year for contouring (will it ever slow down?), and the contour queen Kim Kardashian West herself launched the KKW Powder Contour Kit, which I was pleasantly surprised with and use almost daily.
Winner: Tarte Shape Tape
Runner-up: MAC Pro Longwear Concealer
Perfect365 Beauty Editor’s Pick: Kylie Cosmetics Skin Concealer
My pick for best concealer is the Kylie Cosmetics Skin Concealer, which is like Tarte Shape Tape and MAC Pro Longwear mixed together. It is the best!
Best Liquid Foundation
Runner-up: L’Oreal True Match Foundation
Perfect365 Beauty Editor’s Pick: Estee Lauder Double Wear
2017 was a year when I was on the hunt for the next perfect foundation. While some came close, I found that my favorite Estee Lauder Double Wear liquid foundation is still a winner in my beauty book.
Winner: MAC Prep + Prime Skin
Runner-up: E.L.F Hydrating Primer
Perfect365 Beauty Editor’s Pick: Sisley Double Tenseur Instant & Long-Term Gel
When it comes to my skin and primers, I don’t have much luck. Either the texture is too oily, too slick, or doesn’t last. After trying the most expensive primer I could find, the Sisley Double Tenseur, my skin loved it. Go figure!
Best Setting Powder
Runner-up: Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish
Perfect365 Beauty Editor’s Pick: Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder
This item is a tough one because there are so many skin sensitivities that I encounter when I use powder. I really like the MUFE HD Microfinish Powder on my concealer to bake it. It creates a smooth look and brightens my under eye area.
Winner: MAC Powder Blush
Runner-up: Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush
Perfect365 Beauty Editor’s Pick: YSL Blush Volupte
MAC may have a classic blush at a good price, but my cheeks scream with delight when I bust out my YSL Blush Volupte. There’s something about it that separates it from other blushes. It looks expensive!
Best Setting Spray
Winner: Urban Decay All Nighter
Runner-up: MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ Finishing Mist
Perfect365 Beauty Editor’s Pick: COOLA Suncare Classic SPF 30
Not many people know about COOLA and their amazing line of sun care products. Cruelty-free and doesn’t irritate my skin, I love the setting spray from this brand. It keeps my full foundation on through an entire festival day out in the sun.
Best Eyeshadow Palette
Winner: Urban Decay Naked Heat
Runner-up: Morphe 35O
Perfect365 Beauty Editor’s Pick: Kylie Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palettes
Sure, I own the infamous Morphe 35O palette along with many others, but I was really impressed with the interesting shade range from Kylie’s Nice Palette from this past holiday. I can create multiple looks without being stuck using a bunch of brown shades.
Winner: Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash
Runner-up: Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
Perfect365 Beauty Editor’s Pick: Chanel Le Volume
This was a tough call. I really love Benefit’s Roller Lash, but Chanel gets the prize from me. Everything from the quality of the formula to the brush makes it a perfect mascara.
Best Pencil Eyeliner
Winner: Urban Decay 24/7
Runner-up: Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel
Perfect365 Beauty Editor’s Pick: Burberry Effortless Kohl
These are all great eye pencils, and the Urban Decay 24/7 has been around for probably a decade. My heart belongs to the high-end Burberry pencil due to its longevity and easy glide-on texture.
Best Liquid Eyeliner
Winner: Kat Von D Tattoo Liner
Runner-up: Stila Stay All Day Waterproof
Perfect365 Beauty Squad Pick: Wet N Wild Megaliner H2O
I definitely love Kat Von D’s Tattoo Liner, and I have several of those in my personal kit. I will have to give my stamp of approval on the Wet N Wild liquid liner due to the affordability and strong stay-all-day formula.
Best Eyebrow Product
Winner: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow
Runner-up: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz
Perfect365 Beauty Squad Pick: Wunderbrow D-Fine Eyebrow Pencil & Gel
I have extremely sparse eyebrow hairs, so although I love Anastasia’s brow selections, I fell in love with Wunderbrow’s D-Fine pencil and gel combo. The gel thickens my brow hairs and creates a faux full brow look.
Best Liquid Lipstick
Runner-up: NYX Cosmetics Liquid Suede Cream
Perfect365 Beauty Squad Pick: Huda Beauty Contour & Strobe Lip Set
I’m a total sucker for all-in-one kits! I’ve been a huge fan of Kylie Lip Kits since they launched, but after receiving the Huda Beauty Sets as gifts, I’ve been totally transformed into a fan. If you haven’t tried these, you are missing out!
Winner: Urban Decay Vice Lipstick
Runner-up: MAC Lipstick
Perfect365 Beauty Squad Pick: YSL Rouge Volupte Shine
Best Lip Gloss
Runner-up: Rihanna Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb
Perfect365 Beauty Squad Pick: Huda Beauty Lip Strobe
I agree with our users about the NYX Butter Glosses, they are amazing! After using those for several years, I’m all about something new. The Huda Beauty Lip Strobe glosses are out of this world and offer a beautiful holographic shine to the lips.
Best Makeup Brush Brand
Perfect365 Beauty Squad Pick: Trish McEvoy
I can’t help it, I love luxury makeup brushes. I have MAC brushes that have lasted 20 years, and I usually purchase brushes that are built to last. I always gravitate towards my Trish brushes because of their beautiful structure and they just work great for seamless blending.
Best At-Home Hair Color
Winner: L’Oreal Excellence Crème
Runner-up: Garnier Nutrisse Nourishing Color Crème
Perfect365 Beauty Squad Pick: Arctic Fox
I normally do not use at-home hair dye for the purposes of having normal-colored hair. I like to do bright and fun colors, so I choose Arctic Fox hair dye for my crazy dye needs.
Best Beauty Product of 2017
Winner: Milk Cosmetics Holographic Stick
Runner-up: Tarte Shape Tape
Best Beauty Influencers in Explorer on Perfect365
Winner: Carol Lago
Runner-up: Ana Coltrane
Best Explorer Look From an Artist
Winner: Kait Salmon: Snow Queen
Runner-up: Ana Coltrane – Vamp Glam
Best Beauty Influencer of 2017
Winner: Manny MUA
Runner-up: Jaclyn Hill
Best Beauty Brands
Best Celebrity Makeup Brand of 2017
Winner: Kylie Cosmetics
Runner-up: FENTY Beauty by Rihanna
Best Indie Makeup Brand
Runner-up: Melt Cosmetics
Best Beauty Brand of 2017
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